Online Healthcare Administration Degree


Online, In-Class
or Blended?
Online, In-Class or Blended?

Offered Online?
Classes meet entirely online.

Offered In-Class?
Classes meet face-to-face at our St. Paul campus or other off-campus location.

Offered Blended?
Course work is completed through a combination of in-class and online class meetings.

Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration

Course Length: 7 Weeks
Total Credit Hours: 40
Cost Per Credit Hour: $420

Overview

best online degree programsThe Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Health Care Administration program is offered fully online and is designed to help students achieve their academic and career goals on their schedule.  The online courses mimic the on-campus atmosphere by providing students with a learning environment in which they can collaborate and interact with the professor and their peers.

At 40 credit hours, the online healthcare administration degree  is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to become leaders in any health care field. Throughout the healthcare administration degree program, students will develop practical experience and confidence that will help them succeed in a rapidly changing health care industry. Our health care degrees have courses that explore current trends and events in the health care industry and evaluate how various business principles shape and affect these trends.

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HCR-220

Epidemiological Foundation


This course is designed to provide students with a historical background in epidemiological studies.  The course is also designed to expose students to the principles and concepts necessary for understanding the basics of epidemiological investigations.


HCR-250

Leadership Communication


This course emphasizes the communication processes of leadership with particular focus on assessing and researching leadership skills, strategic organizational planning, decision making, problem solving, mentoring employees, collaborative team management skills, cultivating a supportive work environment, change management, facilitation and meeting management skills, presentation skills and interviewing skills.


HCR-400

Health Care Finance


Explores the major concepts of finance within an organizational context, including basic accounting terms, budgeting, time value of money, types of healthcare payments and insurance systems, and global considerations, as students use standard financial tools to make business assessments and financial decisions important for managers in a healthcare organization.


HCR-330

Comm Strat for Conflict Mgmt


This course provides an overview of the nature and functions of communication in human conflict. Professionals develop communication skills, such as listening and collaboration, which are necessary for managing conflict productively in interpersonal, organizational and intercultural contexts. Professionals will gain an understanding of patterns, research and processes associated with conflict management styles, and civility. This course will also address how language, perception, gender communication, and generational differences and context influence the conflict process.


HCR-350

Hlthcare Div & Global Issues


Students use literature, interviews and class discussion to explore the values, beliefs, customs and perceptions represented in various kinds of diversity affecting social and economic life. Students explore the obligations and implications of equal opportunity in organizations while they develop organizational strategies to benefit from diversity in the United States and abroad.


HCR-435

Ethics & Decision Making


This is a foundational course in ethics for individuals pursuing vocations of service in health care. Students will have a greater understanding of the ethical principles that are applied to the delivery of health care services and the processes for making sound ethical decisions.  Students will develop models of decision making that are consistent with core personal values as well as the ethical standards of their professions.  Motivations for ethical healthcare decisions will be evaluated.  The roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals will be explored on the basis of Christian values as well as assumptions drawn from reason and societal norms and expectations.


HCR-300

Strategic Ldrshp Resources...


The strategy process represents an essential opportunity for health care leaders to establish, implement and guide the organization


HCR-440

Legal Env for Hlthcare Mgrs


This course integrates the treatment of law and management. It helps managers and leaders spot legal issues before they become legal problems and emphasizes developing the legal astuteness to craft solutions that attain core organizational objectives without incurring undue legal risk. Traditional legal concepts are discussed as well as current topics in developing areas of the law. An emphasis on ethical concerns stimulates understanding of how managers must incorporate considerations of ethics and social responsibility into their managerial actions.


HCR-325

Compliance & Regulatory Req.


The focus of this course is to examine the role law plays in the everyday operation of our health care system from the management perspective. Key topics will include: The Affordable Care Act of 2010, Corporate Compliance and Integrity, Fraud and Abuse, health care laws, and health care regulatory agencies. Laws and bills related to health care in the State of Minnesota will be examined and followed.


HCR-340

Hlth Care Info Systems


This course is designed to introduce students to health care information systems and help them understand why the interlocking of these systems provides numerous challenges and opportunities for health care providers in the years to come. Students will learn how to collect, massage, manipulate data in order to make it useful. There is plenty of useless data and information available; the real professional can mine that data and information into golden nuggets of knowledge.


Requirements

1. Apply Online

2. Final and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
* If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
* If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.

3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below.  Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).

What has led you to pursue your undergraduate degree?
What are your long term personal and professional goals?

Technology Requirements
Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University's technology requirements. Contact Concordia's Help Desk at helpdesk@csp.edu or 651-641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

Concordia University Technology Requirements (PDF)

Start Dates

Summer 2014 Term

Start Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Tuesday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST

Fall 2014 Term

Start Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Tuesday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST

Spring 2015 Term

Start Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Tuesday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST

Summer 2015 Term

Start Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Tuesday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST

 

*128 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor's degree